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Toots Thielemans Quotes and Sayings

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The harmonica is a great instrument.
- Toots Thielemans

Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!
- Toots Thielemans

Today jazz is still very much alive.
Everywhere I go there's a new generation of musicians.
- Toots Thielemans

My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist.
They have told me that when I was in my cradle,
I already was imitating the gestures of the musician.
- Toots Thielemans

 

My father bought me a little cardboard accordion,
and when I was three I got this little machine.
- Toots Thielemans

You can be in Tokyo or Alberta at four in the morning
in your hotel and you can still practice if you feel like it.
A trombone cannot do that at four in the morning.
- Toots Thielemans

And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe
it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality.
- Toots Thielemans

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I was messing around with the harmonica...
but I was 13 before I got a real good note out of it.
- Muddy Waters

I play, like, 12 instruments.
Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums...
I'm working on mastering the accordion.
- Lucas Grabeel

Well, I did a harmonica instruction tape for Homespun tapes.
- John Sebastian

I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz
guitarist and a harmonica player.
- Karen Black

I play the harmonica.
The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast,
and stick it out the window.
- Steven Wright

And my daddy could play a harmonica and also the guitar,
so I guess I got a little bit from both of 'em,
but I think mostly from my mother's side of the family.
- Mel Tillis

I sing and play guitar and harmonica.
I've been doing it for a long time.
- Harry Dean Stanton

So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped
my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich
Village would be the best place to perform my own material
and possibly get some attention,
move on to making records and all.
- Steve Forbert

So I went out and bought Hard Again by Muddy Waters.
That was a big learning curve.
I listened to that album again and again and again.
James Cotton was the harmonica player on that album.
- Sonny Terry

Our last jam session was this past Christmas.
Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian,
and I played guitar.
I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.
- Tony Visconti

The rest of the band were basically friends,
So it was me following them around and begging them
to let me be in their band for two or three years.
And they finally let me in on the harmonica,
actually, and then the keyboards, and finally the guitar.
- Jonny Greenwood

I admit to wasting my life messing around with fast cars and motorcycles.
- Brock Yates

There is nothing - absolutely nothing -
half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
- Kenneth Grahame

You don't know who you messing with man,
I slap people for fun.
That's what I do man!
You wanna play rough, huh, I kill for fun!
- Chris Tucker

Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt
is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up.
- Marge Kennedy

When you walk away from a really wonderful job like that,
you start messing with everyone's priorities.
It's like you're dissing them.
- Sherry Stringfield

I just don't want anyone messing around with my pure smoking pleasure.
- Max Cannon

I don't believe in messing with mother-nature too much.
- Janine Turner

I took that time off - I knew it was messing me up,
not being connected to a spiritual plane.
- Rick Springfield

I've been messing around in the studio the last couple of years.
But I don't want to worry about being taken seriously as a singer.
It just really feels good to do it.
- Rebecca Romijn

The process of composition, messing around with paragraphs
and trying to make really good prose,
is hardwired into my personality.
- Rick Moody

And I like messing around in the engine room of music.
Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.
- Bill Bruford

It's always been really important for me to try to
maintain a balanced life,
professional and personal, and this was absolutely
something that my husband and I had hoped for.
- Debra Messing

I was always singing and dancing for my mother when
I wasn't glued to the television watching I Love Lucy
or the Carol Burnett Show.
- Debra Messing

I was staying with my sister and messing around with
the guitar every day for my own amusement.
Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters,
Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage,
it inspired me to play.
I thought that was the world.
- Otis Rush

Well, no.
I was getting into trouble messing around with it for roles.
So one night I went home, cut it down with a pair of
scissors and then got in the bath and shaved it all off.
I've never looked back.
- Richard O'Brien

I'm a little commitment phobic, in that I've always
been someone who likes to take things one year at a
time because as we all know,
a year can change everything in your life.
- Debra Messing

Court TV.
I can't stop watching it.
I am absolutely obsessed!
If I'm not reading a book or spending time with my husband,
my friends or my dog, I am watching Court TV.
- Debra Messing

I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22.
And then in the past few years I began to say to myself,
OK, look, I'm not messing around.
This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking,
I'll just see what happens with it.
- Christian Bale

I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there,
you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing
up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it.
So I still write now but I was doing more writing when
the children were younger.
- Buchi Emecheta

It's incredible, but I think a lot of people it shot
over their heads 'cause they're used to just getting
images and messing around with them,
and for us to do something quite so 'designed' was a bit of a shock.
- Sean Booth

I love to do glamorous things, like wear Valentino.
- Debra Messing

I was such a late bloomer when it comes to fashion.
- Debra Messing

To me, nothing is more fascinating or theatrical than real life.
These people are in dire situations,
where something extreme has happened in their lives.
- Debra Messing

I come from the New York theatre world,
and I have a lot of gay male friends,
so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch.
- Debra Messing

I'm very devoted to my husband and we've been together for a very long time.
- Debra Messing

I pay parking tickets.
You know, you can try to give 50%, but then they charge you all those penalties!
Seriously, I have gotten many, many,
many tickets in my life.
- Debra Messing

'Project Runway' was my guilty pleasure while my son was napping or nursing.
- Debra Messing

I love London.
I love England.
We were out in the countryside and I had the time of my life.
- Debra Messing

When you're passionate about something,
you want it to be all it can be.
But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe
the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.
- Debra Messing

It's a miracle to be an actor and to know that you
have a job to go to a year from now is a rare thing,
so I think peace of mind and financial stability come with that.
Hopefully I'm a little wiser and have a little more
perspective in my life than I did then.
- Debra Messing

Ask everyone whether they're an actor or a doctor or
a teacher or whatever is entitled to his or her opinion.
But unfortunately, because actors are in the public eye,
whether we want it or not, sometimes our opinions carry
more weight or influence than they deserve.
- Debra Messing

No persons are more frequently wrong,
than those who will not admit they are wrong.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Immortality is a long shot, I admit.
But somebody has to be first.
- Bill Cosby

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
- Ogden Nash

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
- Steve Jobs

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it?
If not, we should be sincere enough to admit
that we love evil too well to give it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
- Mason Cooley

I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild
as health reform finally became law.
- Paul Krugman

There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it,
and the rest of us.
- Laurence J. Peter

We are to admit no more causes of natural things than
such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
- Isaac Newton

I pick my nose and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
If there's a bogey then just pick it,
man.
- Justin Timberlake

The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors.
The first he does not admit of - the last he does not concern himself about.
- William Hazlitt

In all modesty, we must admit that governments are
not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing
economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment.
- Kim Campbell

I admit I was drinking a Guinness...
but I did not swallow.
- Kinky Friedman

We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large
extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.
- Douglas Hurd

People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.
- Bob Edwards

This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization
is that we should admit that the economy of each country
is dependent on the economy of all the others.
- Richard Grasso


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